motion uses a video4linux device for detecting movement. It makes snapshots of the movement which can be converted to MPEG movies in realtime (or later for low CPU usage), making it usable as an observation or security system. It can take actions like sending out email and SMS messages when detecting motion.
|Tags||multimedia Graphics Capture Video Security|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: V4L2 devices are now supported along with V4L2_bayer, SN9C10X, MJPEG, and UYVY. Device status was enhanced. Debian packaging was improved. The SWF codec for movie creation was added. ucvideo track pan/tilt support was added. A FreeBSD directory for building ports was added.
Release Notes: Bugfixes related to the use of ffmpeg and "ioctl (VIDIOCGCHAN): Invalid argument" error messages were implemented.
Release Notes: More robust netcam code, and some bugfixes in the webcam code to handle closed connections better and prevent denial of service attacks.
Release Notes: An ffmpeg segfault was fixed, and sending mail works correctly.
Release Notes: The netcam code uses tmpfiles instead of pipes. MPEG files are opened with append to prevent overwriting time lapse videos.